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Postgraduate course

Fish Histopathology

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ECTS Credits


Level of Study

Master/phd level

Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

 You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

 The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

The course runs only if enough students enrol.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to the normal histology of fish, to general pathology and to specific histopathological lesion occurring as a consequence of disease. Focus is put on the understanding of pathological processes and on training in histopathological diagnostics. The course should thus give the students the capability to diagnose the fish diseases that occur in Norway.

Learning Outcomes

Introduce the students to normal histology of fish and to histopathological processes, with main focus on the common diseases in Norwegian aquaculture.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

BZL354: 10 ECTS

Teaching and learning methods


Forms of Assessment

Oral examination (50%) and approved course journal (50%)

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Biological Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and program.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

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